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John Ertel


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 9 July 2004

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Hamilton Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


JOHN ERTEL, farmer, P. O., Maineville, was born on the place where he now resides, in 1827, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Eyer) Ertel. John Sr. was born in this township, near Loveland, and was a son of Daniel and Catherine (Myers) Ertel, who were among the early pioneers of this county. John Ertel, Sr., made a permanent home here and was a successful farmer and a respected citizen. He died in 1857 [sic] at the age of 51 years. She died in 1833, just eighteen years, to the day, before him. They were parents of six children, Henry,

Catherine, John, Jacob, Wintell and Mary. By his second wife, Sarah Daughman, he had four children, Sophia, Lydia, William and Valentine. His second wife is yet living. Our subject, in his younger days, learned the smithing trade, working as an apprentice two years. He resided in Clermont Co., O., seven years, and during this time in 1850, was married to Rhoda E. Dudley, by whom he had seven children, - Frances M., Cyrus T., Watson T., Ira C., Clarence D., Luella M. and Anna B. Mrs. E. died June 22, 1876, aged 46 years. His second marriage was celebrated with Sarah M. Taylor, of Clinton Co., O., in 1879. In 1854 he settled on the old home farm, 104 ¾ acres. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1843, and is an exemplary man of high Christian Virtues.

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